Happy 4th Anniversary, Altenew!! (+Prizes!)

Hello and welcome to my stop on the Altenew 4th Anniversary Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here! I have a super fun card and a video to share with you, so let’s hop to it!

As soon as I was invited to join in the hop I just knew what stamp to use — the Stunning Cosmos set! It has such pretty flowers and a beautiful Happy Anniversary message, too! It’s a 6×8″ set of stamping goodness — check it out:

I paired it with Altenew’s Happy Blooms set and I used their new watercolors directly on the stamp to “ink” them up. I just may have gotten a little carried away making flowers — I was having way too much fun! :)

Here’s a quick video so you can see how it’s done — I just love this soft watercolor look! Watch below or over on YouTube.

Here are the key tips:

  • Mist your watercolors about 10 minutes before you use them for this technique. They’ll form a thick paint so that you can apply them with your brush and they won’t be too wet. I used Altenew’s new watercolor set which will be coming soon, but any pan watercolors should work just fine. I’ve tried this technique with a set from the craft store and many others.
  • Then as soon as you’ve stamped it, go over a few petals with a damp brush to pull some of the color out.
  • Be sure to leave a little white space so that the flowers sparkle!

Annnnd here’s my finished card!

I used a pale pink cardstock to make my base card and then heat embossed the sentiment with rose gold — love that tone-on-tone look! To get the proper positioning I used my trusty MISTI tool like so:

Did you notice my fancy cutting? I trimmed off little bits of the petals and even the sequins for an unexpected touch.

Can’t wait to make another card with all those leftover flowers — I’m thinking I’ll get a head start on Mother’s Day since the Stunning Cosmos set has a sentiment for that too!

Special Offers & Prizes!

You can get FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY4TH or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV at checkout. Offer valid from April 3rd until April 8th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

And that’s not all! 

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 5 lucky winners. There are also 13 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering so many awesome prizes! See the list at Altenew!

Hop On!

Your next stop on the hop is Galina Filippenko’s blog — just wait until you see what she’s made. Here’s the full list if you encounter a broken link or are just now joining us:

 

  • Happy, happy anniversary, Altenew!! Here’s to many more! xoxo

Supplies

Note: [AN] links to the Altenew Shop and [EH] links to Ellen Hutson. These are my affiliate links so if you make a purchase by clicking the link I’ll receive a small commission at no charge to you!

  • Altenew Stunning Cosmos Stamps [AN] | [EH]
  • Altenew Stunning Cosmos Dies [AN] | [EH]
  • Altenew Happy Bloom Stamps [AN] | [EH]
  • Altenew Happy Bloom Dies [AN] | [EH]
  • Altenew Watercolor Paint 36 Pan Set [EH]
  • Altenew Embossing Ink [AN] | [EH]
  • Altenew Crisp Rose Gold Embossing Powder [AN] | [EH]
  • 6mm Cupped Metallic Rose Gold Sequins [EH]
  • 4mm Cupped Metallic Rose Gold Sequins [EH]
  • Pale Rose Cardstock [EH]

261 Replies to “Happy 4th Anniversary, Altenew!! (+Prizes!)”

  1. Bright and Beautiful card…
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  2. Gorgeous! I have yet to venture into watercolor stamping, but after seeing your tutorial, I think I will try it. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Oh so colourful! Just love your flowers and cards.
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  4. Candice Richardson says: Reply

    Beautiful techniques, thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Stacey Kowbel says: Reply

    Beautiful card! I love your technique!

  6. Love the colors. They are so bright and cheery. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. These watercolored blooms are so pretty and cheerful!! Thanks for sharing Lisa!

  8. Laurie Pickerel says: Reply

    I think the cosmos set is my favorite. I absolutely love how you water-colored right on the stamp. I can’t wait to try this technique. Thank you for the inspiration!

  9. Marjorie DUMONTIER says: Reply

    Oh my !! You’ve made such a wonderful card !! Your flowers are gorgeous !!
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  10. What a great technique, can’t wait to try it!

  11. Robin Buchholz says: Reply

    What a pretty card! I love the beautiful flowers against the pink background, thanks for sharing.

  12. Terri Armstrong says: Reply

    I love this technique!! Thank you for sharing.

  13. Julie Shearer says: Reply

    Absolutely beautiful!! Love all of your work. I’m a flower freak …. so these die and stamp sets are amazing. TFS!!

  14. What a great technique to try! Your card turned out beautifully! Thank you for the inspiration!

  15. Just beautiful!!!

  16. Amber Scholtz says: Reply

    Watercolors! Now I want to try this.

  17. Beautiful flowers!
    Lisascreativeniche recently posted..Rainbow of a Challenge

  18. I really like this technique and all the colorful flowers.

  19. Gorgeous card!! Beautifully colored flowers,so so artsy. :-)
    Kanan Pandya recently posted..Have a Beautiful Day!!!

  20. Maryam crafter says: Reply

    Love your card so cheerful and pretty

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